Friday, April 23, 2010

Karma to Burn - Incantation's Ingredients

Karma to Burn is an American instrumental stoner rock band. The band was formed in 1994, in Hicksville, WV (actually Morgantown, WV, though this was a running joke also reflected in bios of the band on other Web sites).

Their instrumental album Almost Heathen is widely regarded as on par Kyuss’ Welcome To Sky Valley and Monster Magnet’s Spine of God, as one of the defining albums of the stoner rock genre, although the band themselves referred to their style as malternative.

The band was renown for their live performances and former Kyuss singer John Garcia was a big fan and even tried to sing with the band, however this didn’t bear much fruit as he did not have the time to become a full-time member and Karma to Burn itself wasn’t sure his voice fitted in their music.

Karma To Burn refused to give their songs ordinary titles, instead referring to them by numbers, which allegedly made it easier for a dyslexic band member to read setlists.

The group quietly disbanded in 2002 after bassist Rich Mullins left to play full time in Speedealer.

The band reformed in 2009.

(Taken from

[ Napalm Records / 2010 / Stoner-Rock / VBR ]

01. Forty-One 4.59
02. Forty-Two 3.58
03. Forty-Five 6.37
04. Waiting On The Western World 5.42
05. Fourteen 5.05
06. Two Times 4.52
07. Twenty 3.33
08. Thirty 3.36

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